Panormitis happenings

24 May 2016 | Rodds Bay
24 December 2015
06 November 2015 | Bustard bay
04 November 2015 | Port Bundaberg Marina
27 October 2015 | Port Bundaberg
17 October 2015 | Mele Maat
04 October 2015 | Village of Mele
27 September 2015 | Port Vila
27 September 2015 | Mololo LaiLai
10 September 2015 | Vuda Marina
02 September 2015 | Lautoka
31 August 2015 | Lautoka Fiji
24 August 2015 | Nieafu Tonga
24 August 2015 | Aloft Niue
24 August 2015 | Beveridge Reef
24 August 2015 | Palmerston Island
24 August 2015 | Maupihaa
23 August 2015 | Raiatea
22 August 2015 | Moorea
21 August 2015 | Baie D'Opunohu


24 August 2015 | Aloft Niue
Another night sail to Niue leaving at lunch time. They now have 18 moorings which you have to take as it is too deep to anchor. Several of the boats from Beveridge Reef have arrived. To clear in we have to take our dinghy to the concrete wharf where it gets lifted out by crane and parked on the wharf. The health and customs staff deal with you on the dock and then you have 24 hrs of duty free shopping in the bond store. Gary had been hanging out for a pie which we had eaten daily on our last visit and he had been telling everyone about them....well of course they are no more. To say he was disappointed was an understatement. Anyway we hired a car and did the drive around the island visiting their numerous caves and whale watch places. The whales are on the move and are around the anchorage daily and you can hear them singing in the night. We also visited a local village show. No sideshow alley or rides, just food and traditional dancing and spear throwing. But again we enjoyed our stay on this coral island. Total population under 2000 with their own government but heavily reliant on Australia and New Zealand financially.
Vessel Name: Panormitis
Vessel Make/Model: Lagoon 410S2
Hailing Port: Gladstone Australia
Crew: Gary and Del Whitmore
About: Gary has salt water in his veins and needs to be near or on the water. Del is his wife and his sailing partner.
Extra: We learned to sail together back in 1977 and have enjoyed a variety of yachts since then. We have previously purchased a monohull in Croatia and took 18months to sail it back to Australia. Now we are doing the trip again this time with a catamaran.
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Who: Gary and Del Whitmore
Port: Gladstone Australia